La Monte Woman Killed, Marshall Man Injured in Pettis County Crash
A La Monte woman was killed and a Marshall man injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Pettis County Tuesday night.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a westbound 2018 GMC Acadia, driven by 84-year-old Virginia T. Taylor of La Monte, traveled through a stop sign at the intersection without stopping around 9:45 p.m. A southbound 2022 Mack Pinnacle, driven by 40-year-old Thomas W. Hurst of Marshall, then struck the right side of the GMC. Both vehicles traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.
Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene by Trooper MG Bennett at 10 p.m. The body was taken by the Pettis County Coroner to his office.
Hurst suffered serious injuries, and was transported by MU Air Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.
Both vehicles were totaled.
Pettis County Deputies assisted the six Troopers on scene.